The main points of the July Meeting (11.7.12) are :


  • 16 members were present.
  • Several old members attended. A few new ones joined.
  • New members for The Remand Home Team are required. Mrs. Rashmi Jain is willing to join.
  • Dileep is now working for salary in the Homes as a staff member of ICWA.
  • Vocational training at the homes is going on. There are some problems with release at the Boys'Home.
  • Young members of ICWA could be made responsible for conducting Inter College activities.
  • Names of coordinators of colleges were announced- Arvind Mahila College - Prem Kumari; Magadh Mahila College - Aruna; J D Womens College- Madhu; Ganga Devi Mahila College - Manibala, Poonam.
  • It was suggested that 4 functions(inter college) could be held every year. eg. poster contest on Female Foeticide, contest based on festivals, functions on birthdays of great men.
  • Mrs. Manibala of Ganga Devi Mahila College reported that according to the findings of her project dropout rates of girls are high in the Blocks
  • It was suggested that we can have groups like us working outside Patna, All India Women's Conference members come from rural areas. They can be contacted. A meeting could be held with them
  • Rashmi Jain said that girls needed to be sensitized to the issue of Female Foeticide.
  • It was decided that the next college seminar paper could be based on Female foeticide which could also include Female Infanticide.
  • Next meeting - 8 August